Mine mishap kills miner in Madhyapara | Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 07, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:09 AM, January 07, 2019

Mine mishap kills miner in Madhyapara

A miner was killed in an underground accident at a granite mining field in Dinajpur's Parbatipur upazila on Saturday night.

The dead is Mostafizar Rahman, 30, employee of Germania-Trest Consortium (GTC). GTC is a company responsible for maintenance and production of Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Limited (MGMCL).

According to witnesses, a large piece of granite collapsed on Mostafizar around 7:00pm when he and his coworkers were working in MGMCL's mining field.

The workers of the mining field rescued Mostafizar in a critical state and brought him to the surface.

Later, he was sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, said Jabed Siddiqui, general manager of GTC.

A four-member probe committee -- headed by Abdullah Al Mamun, deputy general manager of MGMCL's underground mining operations -- was formed to investigate the accident.

Since April last year, at least three miners have been killed in the mining field.

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